Thanks to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City-based foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation, for sponsoring the Livestream and Video Series, and to our video and post-production team made up of Event1 Video and Evolve.

Thinc Iowa, a Silicon Prairie News premier event, is held each October to provide a common ground for startups and corporations to explore partnerships, examine innovation and share lessons learned.

Music: "Allegrotto con Moto ma Rubato" by MAT64 (

Andy Murray is an entrepreneur, marketer and CEO who specializes in startups and helping people jump start their dreams. He is founder and chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi X, a world-wide advertising network. In 1997, Murray founded a new type of advertising agency that focused exclusively on the world of shoppers. In 2004, Saatchi & Saatchi acquired Murray's agency and scaled it globally under a new network Saatchi & Saatchi X. In 2010, Murray moved to a founder chairman role and now works with S&S globally overseeing M&A and technology efforts. In 2011 Murray launched a startup, Mercury 11, to mentor entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas. He is passionate about building companies, and helping people with courage take the plunge to achieve their dreams.

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